08/30/14 11:00am
08/30/2014 11:00 AM
Robert Feeney on Aug. 19 after the Greenport school board unanimously approved his appointment as interim high school principal. He worked as high school principal for nearly two decades during his tenure at the Middle Country School District in Centereach. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Robert Feeney on Aug. 19 after the Greenport school board unanimously approved his appointment as interim high school principal. He worked as high school principal for nearly two decades during his tenure at the Middle Country School District in Centereach. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Robert Feeney has been serving as a sort of pinch hitter for school districts in recent years.

That’s because he’s enjoyed working on an interim basis since retiring from education in 2011.  (more…)

08/21/14 12:00pm
08/21/2014 12:00 PM
Joseph Tsaveras. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Joseph Tsaveras, the principal for both the pre-K and kindergarten programs, speaks at Tuesday’s board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Greenport school board approved several new hires for the district’s new pre-kindergarten program.

Jenellen Skuggevik and Heather Petretti will serve as the school’s pre-K school’s teachers. Both appointments were unanimously approved during the school board’s meeting Tuesday night.  (more…)

08/20/14 12:00pm
08/20/2014 12:00 PM
Robert Feeney. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Robert Feeney will serve as interim secondary school principal at Greenport. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The Greenport school board has hired an interim secondary school principal to replace Leonard Skuggevik.

Retired school administrator Robert Feeney of Centereach, who serves on the Middle Country school board, will serve as Greenport High School principal for an undetermined length of time while the district conducts a search for a permanent replacement.  (more…)

07/28/14 1:17pm
07/28/2014 1:17 PM
Lenonard-Skuggevik

Leonard Skuggevik will be named superintendent of the Shelter Island School District, replacing Dr. Michael Hynes, sources say. (Credit: The Suffolk Times, file)

Editor’s note: The story has been updated to reflect the version that appears in the July 31st issue of The Suffolk Times.

Greenport High School’s principal of the past five years is leaving to become superintendent of the Shelter Island School District.

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07/08/14 8:00am
07/08/2014 8:00 AM
Greenport school boards member Heather Wolf, center, and Dan Creedon disagreed Monday over scheduling a June 25 special meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Greenport school boards member Heather Wolf, center, and Dan Creedon, left, are in disagreement over the scheduling of a June 25 special meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)

Heather Wolf is apologizing for any misconceptions residents may have about the Greenport school board scheduling a 7:30 a.m. special meeting on June 25 to approve two employee contracts.

She’s also defending the decision to hold that meeting with short notice because she said both agreements — a contract to share a plant facilities manager with the Southold School District, and appointing a pre-K principal — were timely.

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